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    Book Discussion on Time for Outrage

    Stephane Hessel, a 93-year old former United Nations diplomat, discussed his call for popular outrage against the world’s governments and economic markets, which the author contends…

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    Redistricting and Gerrymandering

    This week, Columbia Law School Professor Nathaniel Persily looks at the history of redistricting and gerrymandering in the United States. Professor Persily discusses the origin of the…

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    Debate on Climate Engineering

    David Keith and Clive Hamilton debated the idea of scientifically manipulating the environment to address the threat of global warming. David Keith, author of A Case for Climate…

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    Book Discussion on The Punishment of Gaza

    Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz (Israel), talks about his coverage of the Israeli occupation of Gaza over the past two decades. He spoke at an event held at Columbia…

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    Socialism in Early 20th Century America

    Columbia University history professor Eric Foner examines the rise of socialism in America in the early 20th century. He talks about the Socialist Party in New York City and Milwaukee,…

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    Big Media

    Two authors discussed their books on the history of communications industries. Richard John, the author of Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (2010), focused on the…

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    Book Discussion on Balance

    Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane talked about their book, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America, in which they argue that economic imbalance has played a…

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    Book Discussion on Unlearning Liberty

    Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, discussed his book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, about…

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    Book Discussion on Ignorance: How It Drives Science

    Stuart Firestein talked about his book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia…

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    Journalism After Edward Snowden

    Panelists talked about how journalism has changed since the Guardian newspaper’s decision to publish leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance files submitted by former…

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    Tribute to Philip Roth

    Philip Roth, author of over twenty novels, including Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, American Pastoral and The Human Stain and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book…

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    Book Discussion on The Battle for Wall Street

    Richard Goldberg talked about his book, The Battle for Wall Street (Wiley; January 9, 2009), which explains how the information age changed the dynamics on Wall Street. In his view,…

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    Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

    Scholars participated in a panel discussion on the crisis of slavery leading up to and during President Lincoln’s administration and its impact on his presidency. Sean Wilentz…

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    Book Discussion on The Great American University

    Jonathan Cole, former provost of Columbia University, presented a history of the American university.  He reported on American higher education’s beginnings, which included…

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    Body and Soul

    Alondra Nelson talked about her book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was…

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    Book Discussion on The People Reloaded

    The editors, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, and three contributors to the book. "The People Reloaded," talk about the democracy movement in Iran and its prospects for…

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    Book Discussion on Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

    Jonathan Weiner talked about his book, Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s…

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    When Affirmative Action Was White: History Panel

    The Institute for Research in African-American Studies held a symposium to discuss Dr. Ira Katznelson’s book When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial…

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    Unwarranted Search and Seizure

    Justice Kennedy presided over a mock trial on search warrents and unreasonable searches and seizures. It was argued by four Columbia Law School students. U.S. v. Nelson presents…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink, looks at Pakistan in light of the escalation of war in Afghanistan by the United States and discussed the problems that Pakistan should expect…

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